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Cleanliness Drive – An initiative towards a better environment by NMC

'Cleanliness Drive' was  a joint initiative of NMC, OCW, Under Privileged Advancement by Youth (UPAY) and Green Vigil Foundation.

Cleanliness Drive by NMC

‘Cleanliness Drive’ a joint initiative of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), Orange City Water (OCW), Under Privileged Advancement by Youth (UPAY) and Green Vigil Foundation commenced on 04th November 2022 at IT park to take a small step towards the betterment of our environment, in which they spread the awareness among the residents of IT park about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene.

Under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme, OCW is taking up similar activities in the entire Nagpur including livelihood initiatives for urban poor of the city. The drive started with skit performed by Tirpude College of Social Work and concluded with pledge. An awareness march was performed by OCW employees, volunteers of UPAY and students of Tirpude College of Social Work in nearby slums. The initiative is being carried out under the guidance of Kiran Badge Assistant Commissioner Laxminagar and Dhantoli zone and Dr Gajendra Mahalle Deputy Commissioner of Solid Waste Management and Sanitation NMC.

In this initiative KMP Singh Director, OCW, Kaustubh Chaterjee, Green Vigil, Neetu Mishra, UPAY, Dr Samir Tonpe, Project Director, AG Enviro Infra with their teams were present. All the dignitaries present in the drive have committed to clean up more such black spots of the city to make Nagpur cleaner and greener.

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NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller



In an effort to curb the use of plaster of paris (PoP) idols during Ganeshotsav, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has deployed a joint team of Solid Waste Management and Nuisance Detection Squad, who, on Monday, seized a total of 117 pop idols from Bajeria Chowk, Nagpur.

The four-hour raid in Bajeria was executed following a tip-off given to Municipal Solid Waste Management Department Director and Deputy Municipal Commissioner Dr Gajendra Mahlle.

A fine of Rs 10,000 was collected from the owner Prashant Shahu of Shahu Murti Bhandar by the corporation team led by zonal officers Lokesh Wasanwar, Sanjay Khandare, Rohidas Rathod, Navakisan Shende, Lokesh Basalwar, Mahendra Ambhore and Suresh Khare.

Ban on the sale and immersion of PoP idols in the city has been enforced by the civic body under directives from the High Court since 2012. The ban was announced after the State Government had lodged an affidavit in the HC -entailing that they were to follow the Central Pollution Control Board norms pertaining to environmental protection.

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Nagpur: Slaughterhouses, meat shops to remain closed on Janmashtami



On the occasion of Shri Krishna Jayanti (Janmashtami), all slaughterhouses and meat shops are to remain closed on September 6 across Nagpur.

Head of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) Solid Waste Management Department Dr Gajendra Mahalle issued the notice on Friday. The decision has been taken in accordance with the resolution passed by NMC in 2018.


This year, Janmashtami will be celebrated on September 6, with ‘Dahi Handi’ observed on September 7.

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Rainfall causes havoc as windsnap trees fall on vehicles in Nagpur, NMC springs into action



Nagpur Municipal Corporation, on Sunday, sprung to action as strong winds and heavy rainfall caused havoc in the city. Residents suffered severe losses as windsnap trees fell on their vehicles and properties across Nagpur.

A team from the fire and emergency services department was deployed to the respective areas to perform rescue services. According to the data, around nine cars and four two-wheelers were damaged near Swawlambi Nagar, Mahal, Tiranga Chowk, Chhota Tajbagh, Ujjwal Nagar and Narendra Nagar.

NMC pulling out car and a motorcycle buried under the tree near Chandni Bar and Yash Furniture Market at Tiranga Chowk

NMC pulling out a car and a motorcycle buried under the tree near Chandni Bar and Yash Furniture Market at Tiranga Chowk

NMC performing a rescue operation as a tree branch fell on a Maruti Suzuki car near Priya Apartment in Chhota Tajbagh

A five-day weather warning has been reported by the Regional Meterological Centre, Nagpur on Monday, stating heavy to to extremely heavy rainfall across the city.

Source: RMC, Nagpur

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